November 2018 bird news

GW Egret – MCP Wetlands 3rd, Wyboston 9th, Radwell 10th

Little Egret – 12 Wyboston 10th (recent report of 17)

Whooper Swan – Radwell 10th

Brent Goose – Grovebury 17th and Meadow Lane GP 26th

Ruddy Shelduck – two wandering birds in Rookery South 18th and 24th, had been previously at  MVCP, Eversholt and Battlesden at least

Mandarin – 30+ Stockgrove 3rd

Pintail – Roxton 10th, seven Brogborough 10th

Red-crested Pochard – Pillinge 8th and Stewartby Lake 26th

Goldeneye – eight Brogborough 17th

Common Scoter – Stewartby 17th

Great Northern Diver Brogborough Lake 30th

Marsh Harrier – one in brick pits mid-month, another Sandy Smith 28th

Dunlin – Chimney Corner North 17th, two Grovebury 17th

Curlew – Brogborough Tip 3rd

Caspian Gull – three Grovebury 4th, two there 11th, three 17th, 2nd winter Brogborough Lake 10th

Med Gull – one Grovebury 11th

Merlin – near Wilden 5th and 21st

Yellow-browed Warbler – Hulcote Wood 3rd

Waxwing – 5 or 6 at John O’Gaunt golf course on 29th

Hawfinch – vismig The Pinnacle one on 3rd, another on 4th, two vismig Sharpenhoe 3rd

Crossbills – recorded from The Lodge, vismig one at Pinnacle 3rd and two at Sharpenhoe 3rd. The c10 at Rushmere on the county boundary on 23rd at least